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DIY

How to Turn an Old iPhone Into a Flash Drive

YouTuber Scotty Allen is back with a new and glorious Frankenstein's monster of tech.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.4.18
Daily Dystopia
Daily Dystopia

China Claims It's Scanning Workers' Brainwaves to Increase Efficiency and Profits

Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric told a local news outlet that it’s reading production line workers’ emotions through sensors in their hats.
Samantha Cole
5.1.18
smog b gon
smog b gon

China Made a 20-Story Air Purifier to Fight Pollution

The structure can reduce the amount of deadly particulates in the air by nearly 20 percent over four square miles.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.19.18
AFTERTHOUGHT
AFTERTHOUGHT

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security

Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files. Now, researchers have found it transfers the collected data with no encryption.
Joseph Cox
4.9.18
Apple
Apple

How to DIY Upgrade an iPhone From 16GB to 128GB of Storage

YouTuber Strange Parts upgrades his iPhone's storage capacity by 800 percent.
Matthew Gault
4.6.18
surveillance state
surveillance state

China Is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Send Jaywalkers Fines Through Text Messages

It’s the latest update to a widely deployed facial recognition surveillance system in China.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.28.18
Naomi Wu
Naomi Wu

Shenzhen's Homegrown Cyborg

Three days with Naomi Wu, the face of China's cyberpunk city.
Sarah Emerson
3.25.18
Death By Reentry
Death By Reentry

Why Is China Burning Up Its Space Station in the Sky?

Tiangong-1 is on track to destroy itself during reentry within the next month.
Becky Ferreira
3.7.18
Commercial Space
Commercial Space

Bigelow's New Company Wants to Build a Space Station to Compete with China

The billionaire hotelier announced the formation of a new space company today, and why he thinks NASA and China are the biggest threats to LEO commercial space stations.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.20.18
NewSpace
NewSpace

Trump’s Plan to Privatize the ISS Exposes Rifts in Spaceflight Community

A proposal to cut federal support for the ISS in the 2020s amplifies the wider debate over the interplay between the public and private space spheres.
Becky Ferreira
2.14.18
Loose Change
Loose Change

Lost Coins Help Prop Up the Multibillion-Dollar Car Recycling Industry

The US Mint recently began accepting mutilated coins from scrap recyclers after a 2 year hiatus while it investigated an alleged massive Chinese coin fraud operation.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.1.18
Geosynchronous
Geosynchronous

The Dangerous Downside to DARPA’s New Repair Satellite

One country's orbital mechanic could be another’s saboteur.
David Axe
1.8.18